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- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 144.99
Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence. The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria's rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on important contemporary issues like AIDS, human rights, petroleum, and... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 99.99
This new edition is based primarily on recent research on the country, but covers the earliest known inhabitants, the colonial era, and the period of independence including the very confusing turmoil of the recent past. The chronology briefly traces its history and the introduction provides an essential overview of all the recent developments in the... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 99.99
Thoroughly updated and extensively revised, this 4th edition provides a very solid and substantial guide to a better understanding of this richly endowed but poorly understood nation. Students and others seeking information about the country will find an introductory narrative accounting of Guinea's political and economic history, a chronology that... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 169.99
The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mauritania_through its chronology, introductory essay, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, institutions, and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects_provides an important reference on Mauritania. more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 29.95
This richly drawn ethnography of Samburu cattle herders in northern Kenya examines the effects of an epochal shift in their basic diet-from a regimen of milk, meat, and blood to one of purchased agricultural products. In his innovative analysis, Jon Holtzman uses food as a way to contextualize and measure the profound changes occurring in Samburu social... more...
- Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 34.95
An insider traces the details of hope and ambition gone wrong in the ?Giant of Africa,? Nigeria, Africa?s most populous country. When it gained independence from Britain in 1960, hopes were high that, with mineral wealth and over 140 million people, the most educated workforce in Africa, Nigeria would become Africa?s first superpower and a stabilizing... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00
Contrary to conventional wisdom, this book argues, it was not the 9/11 attacks that transformed the international security environment. Instead, it was "Somali Syndrome," an aversion to intervening in failed states that began in the wake of the1993 U.S./UN action in Somalia. The botched raid precipitated America's strategic retreat from its post-Cold... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 174.99
The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks back at the nearly 48 years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, and even earlier kingdoms and groups that shared the territory. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary... more...
- World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50
Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Benin will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Benin, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...